UK Sci-Fi Show MISFITS Set For US Remake


Freeform has announced initial casting on a remake project for UK sci-fi drama Misfits.

Misfits revolves around on a group of young offenders in a community service program who develop super powers after being hit by a mysterious electrical storm. As they discover there powers they learn that they were not the only ones affected.

The Pilot has cast Ashleigh LaThrop (Sirens), Tre Hall (Rebel), Allie MacDonald (Orphan Black) and Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie).

Lathrop will play Alicia, a spoiled, vapid, middle-class party girl who seems to have three main goals in life: have fun, look hot and get guys. Hall plays Curtis, a talented and cocky football player with a promising career ahead of him who is used to everything going his way. MacDonald plays the tough and trashy Kelly, who is street smart with a hair-trigger temper and a penchant for beating the crap out of people. Cannavale plays Nathan, a con artist and thief with a heavily inflated sense of his own attractiveness, intelligence and potential.

The original show debuted in 2009 and ran for five seasons on E4 and offered us an early look at Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Famous In Love) and Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones).